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Regretting and being ashamed over a sin

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Is this Hadith suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who did a wrong or committed a sin and is ashamed of it, then this will be his atonement.”

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How many times to recite ‘istighfar’?

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There is a narration in Bukhari where Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says that:

I seek forgiveness more than 70 times a day

There are also narrations in Abu Dawud and Nasai’ which, if I am correct, asks for 100 times a day.

Please classify if the narrations in Abu Dawud and Nasai’ are also Sahih? 

I understand that we should do istighfar as many times as possible, but when wanting to practice on the above, which number should I adhere to?

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Hadith on asking for ‘afiyah (protection)

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I would appreciate if you could provide the narration and reference where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to ask for ‘aafiyah (protection and safety):

O Siddiq, keep asking for well-being and forgiveness

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Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) in Rajab

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I received the following message today regarding a particular Istighfar that should be read in Rajab and Sha’ban. It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. Is there any basis to it, is it authentic?

‘Whoever recites in Rajab or Sha’ban the following istighfar 7 times a day, Allah will send a message to the angels who write down his deeds, to tear apart his book of sins’

Astaghfirullahal azimil ladhi la ilaha illa huwal hayyul qayyumu wa atubu ilayhi tawbata ‘abdin zalimin linafsihi la yamliku li nafsihi mawtan wala hayatan wa la nushura

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Do not delay in five things

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Please provide the correct translation and reference of the following:

Sayyiduan ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) said that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised haste in 5 matters: Establishing Salah, repentance before death, completing the funeral rites of the deceased, paying off debts, marriage when a suitable match is found. Jazakumullah.

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